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Sulaiman Bashir

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1947
  • Age: 69
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Born in Mghar, near Tiberias in 1947, to a Druze family; educated in Nazareth; enrolled at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, graduating with a BA in History and Sociology in 1971 and an MA in History in 1973; became member of the Israeli Communist Party; continued his studies and received a PhD from the University of London in 1976; worked as Assistant Professor at Birzeit, later at An-Najah University, Nablus (1978), where he became Vice-Pres. for Academic Affairs; his An Introduction to the Other History: Towards a New Reading of Islamic Tradition (self-published, 1984) was received with much controversy; resigned from An-Najah University, became guest professor at the Rhode Island College in Providence, then a visiting fellow at Princeton, US; returned to Jerusalem where he died from a heart attack in 1991; his books include Communism in the Arab East: 1918-28 (first published 1977); Roots of the Jordanian Protectorate: A Study in the Documents of the Zionist Archives (Arabic,1981) and Arabs and Others in Early Islam (published after his death by Princeton, 1997).


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